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How Big a Threat is Malware and can Cloud Web Security Prevent it?
The internet is an essential part of modern business, but while there are many positives to the World Wide Web, there is also a dark side and this comes in the form of malware. Malware, short for Malicious Software, is programmed by hackers to disrupt the operation of computer systems, to gain access to sensitive data and to gather personal information.
If your business uses Mac or Linux systems, malware is much less of a threat than if you are using the Windows OS. Statistics show that there are over 200,000 new malicious programs created every day and in the last year alone, 130,000,000 cases of malware have been detected.
Unfortunately, there is no way of stopping hackers and eliminating malware; however, viruses can be prevented by installing Cloud Web Security. By employing powerful anti-spyware and anti-malware engines, and advanced anti-virus protection, Cloud Web Security will ensure that malware is unable to bring down your business. In addition to this, business owners can also benefit from URL content filtering to stop employees from accessing potentially malicious websites.